Still Corners tour Europe even though it’s the dead of winter, god bless ‘em

Still Corners tour Europe even though it's the dead of winter, god bless 'em

It is the dead of winter, so do you even care about anything? If I know you (I do not), you’ve retreated into your corner of sloth for the next few months. No thoughts, no movement, no life. What do you care? It’s cold. Honestly, though, you’ll just take any excuse to rid your brain of all thoughts. Suits the season, you know! Jeez, this is a dark examination of your collective selves. Really, it need not be so bad. I mean, Still Corners are going on a European tour this winter.

Yes, while the rest of us are sinking slowly into our beds, the Sub Pop-signed, London-based dream pop act Still Corners will be touring through Europe. It’s admirable and it should give us all hope to not give up in the darkest, coldest months. Granted, some of us live in places where it’s unseasonably warm right now (I live in a place where it’s unseasonably warm right now), so there’s another reason not to give up hope. Couple that with the fact that Still Corners, who put out their debut full-length Creatures of an Hour (TMT Review) last year, will be on a European tour that begins in February and stretches into the first cracks of spring, and you have a veritable buffet of reasons to keep the ol’ brain working through the winter. Or you could sleep through it all. That’s okay, too.

Still Corners dates:

02.03.12 - Manchester, UK - Kraak Gallery
02.04.12 - Glasgow, UK - Captain’s Rest
02.06.12 - Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social
02.07.12 - Nottingham, UK - Bodega
02.08.12 - London, UK - Cargo
02.09.12 - Bristol, UK - Louisiana
02.10.12 - Brighton, UK - Hope
03.09.12 - Hamburg, Germany - Indra
03.10.12 - Berlin, Germany - Comet
03.11.12 - Copenhagen, Denmark - Loppen
03.13.12 - Frankfurt, Germany - Silbergold
03.14.12 - Prague, Czech Republic - 007
03.15.12 - Vienna, Austria - B72
03.16.12 - Conegliano, Italy - Apartamento Hoffman
03.17.12 - Bologna, Italy - Covo Club
03.18.12 - Rome, Italy - Circolo Degli Artisti
03.20.12 - Milan, Italy - Rocket
03.21.12 - Düdingen, Switzerland - Bad Bonn
03.22.12 - Lyon, France - L’Epicerie Moderne (Femmes S’en Mêlent Festival)
03.23.12 - Arles, France - Le Cargo De Nuit (Femmes S’en Mêlent Festival)
03.24.12 - Clermont-Ferrand, France - Cooperative De Mai (Femmes S’en Mêlent Festival)
03.26.12 - Paris, France - Le Divan Du Monde
03.27.12 - Gent, Belgium - Charlatan

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Coachella wheels out 2012 lineup #holyshit #likesoexcited #page11of366

On Monday night, my Facebook news feed exploded with assorted variations of “OMG COACHELLA!!!!!! I WANNA GO SOOOOO BAD!!!” I have a couple of questions for all of these over-excited whippersnappers. What the hell are you going to do when the schedule comes out and you discover that Jeff Mangum and Andrew Bird are playing at the same time? Or what if Radiohead cancels because Thom Yorke decides to jet off to the moon? They don’t say “lineup subject to change” for no reason, you know. Of course, that’s all assuming you manage to snag tickets on Friday morning. Good luck.

Coachella takes place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California on April 13-15 and again on April 20-22. Yeah, two weekends. Oh, and you can peruse the full lineup here.

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Jeff Mangum adds West Coast tourdates to dat azz

hi, my name is terry, i got one extra ticket to the jeff magnum show at moore theatre hit me up if interested. willing 2 part with tix for face value or 1/2 price for one (we’d be sitting together then). neutral milk hotel are prob my favorite band along w/ creedence elliott smith and bon iver, the later of which put on the best show of my life last month lol. also into ultimate frisbee, vintage cars, stuff like that. pretty easy going dude who likes to get his folk on in small doses.

so like i said hit me up if you want to go to the seattle show on 4/16. i already got tix for 4/9 and 4/10 in oakland, 4/18 and 4/19 in portland, and 4/14 + 4/20 at coachella (so killer) but my sis got dibs on those so i really just need seattle covered. get at me will have fun peace ~terry~

Updated Tourdates:

01.18.12 - New Haven, CT - Shubert Theater
01.19.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Gilman Opera House
01.20.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Gilman Opera House
01.21.12 - Brooklyn, NY - Gilman Opera House
01.25.12 - Philadelphia, PA - Irvine Auditorium
01.27.12 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
01.28.12 - Washington, DC - Lincoln Theatre
01.30.12 - Chapel Hill, NC - Memorial Hall
02.01.12 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
02.04.12 - Minneapolis, MN - Pantages Theatre
02.06.12 - Chicago, IL - Anthenaeum Theater
02.07.12 - Chicago, IL - Anthenaeum Theater
02.08.12 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
02.10.12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
02.11.12 - Athens, GA - 40 Watt Club
03.07.12 - Dublin, Ireland - Vicar Street
03.09-11.12 - Minehead, UK - All Tomorrow’s Parties
03.13.12 - London, UK - Union Chapel
03.14.12 - London, UK - Union Chapel
04.09.12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
04.10.12 - Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
04.14.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
04.16.12 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
04.18.12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04.19.12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
04.20.12 - Indio, CA - Coachella Music Festival
05.30.12-06.03.12 - Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound
06.07-10.12 - Porto, Portugal - Optimus Primavera Sound

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Arrington de Dionyso and Larkin Grimm tour West Coast, possibly in your living room? (go check)

Spending January on the West Coast? Tired of traditional love songs sung in boring old English? Well then you’re in for a treat, as the one and only Arrington de Dionyso will be traversing up and down the Western seaboard (with a few early stops in Arizona) to bring his personal brand of indigenous-inspired Indonesian love ballads to a venue that you’ll need to ask a 19-year-old for directions to.

Dionyso recently visited the world’s largest Muslim nation, and this round of performances is said to be inspired by that experience. It should be interesting to see how Arrington’s live show presents itself following the visit, seeing as his 2011 album Suara Naga (#39 on TMT’s Favorite 50 Albums of 2011) was reportedly written as a declaration of love to a woman living in Indonesia, for whom Arrington went out of his way to learn the native tongue. Sure, anyone could pick up Indonesian in a few hours, but still, he must really like her.

Joining Arrington on some of the dates is his backing band, Malaikat dan Singa, while on others, he’ll be sharing the bill with ethereal (and sometimes spooky!) songstress Larkin Grimm. Grimm will be playing tunes from her forthcoming release, Soul Retrieval, due in February. If you can find the improvised art space that they’ll be playing on any given night this month, you’re surely in for a good time.


01.10.12 - Phoenix, AZ - Funny World (House Show) #
01.11.12 - Tucson, AZ - La Cocina #
01.12.12 - Los Angeles, CA - Public Fiction Gallery
01.13.12 - San Francisco, CA - Film Night at Vortex Room %
01.14.12 - San Francisco, CA - TBA
01.15.12 - Arcata, CA - The Bat Cave (House Show)
01.16.12 - Salem, OR - TBA or House Show
01.17.12 - Lecture at Evergreen State College
01.19.12 - Olympia, CA - TBA
01.20.12 - Seattle, WA - Cairo
01.21.12 - Portland, OR - Project Grow #
01.22.12 - Ferndale, CA - TBA
01.24.12 - Sacramento, CA - Bows and Arrows Collective
01.25.12 - Oakland, CA - TBA
01.26.12 - San Luis Obispo - The Crossroads
01.27.12 - Santa Barbara, CA - Biko Collective
01.28.12 - Irvine, CA - UC Irvine
01.29.12 - Los Angeles, CA - The Smell

# with Malaikat dan Singa
% Arrington de Dionyso only

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Justin Vernon starts a record label, is following me on Twitter for some reason

Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon has struck out into the popular and profitable world of entrepreneurship and started his own record label, Chigliak, an imprint of Jagjaguwar. The name is a reference to Northern Exposure (Vernon loves Northern Exposure). In a 2010 interview with Pitchfork, Vernon said of the label, “It’s like a ‘lost records’ thing … totally unsigned shit that never went anywhere but is incredible.” The label’s first release will be a re-issue of a record by Wisconsin electro-pop band Amateur Love, with following releases from 12 Rods and Sarah Siskind.

In related news, Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon is following this writer on the popular social networking website, Twitter. This is perhaps because he simply enjoys reading updates that include both the words “boner” and “metaphysical,” but it is also possible that he takes spiritual guidance from my wizened quips. It is possible, even, that this entire record label venture began in reaction to a recent tweet of mine. In any case, I wish Mr. Vernon the best of luck with his collection of baffling obscurities.

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Philip Glass curating Tibet House benefit with James Blake, Laurie Anderson, and others for 2012 (a.k.a. the year of the fucking water dragon!)

According to the Tibetan Calendar, 2012 is the Year of the Water Dragon. I’m pretty damn jazzed about it. Remember Gyarados, the water dragon Pokémon, one of those cards everyone wanted but hardly anyone could find? Having a Gyarados card made you a badass, so the Year of the Water Dragon has to be badass too, right?

Probably not, because let’s just be real, that sort of logic doesn’t work. But still, what better way to celebrate the new year than with a concert — specifically, the 22nd annual benefit concert for Tibet House, an organization dedicated to preserving the culture of Tibet? According to Consequence of Sound, Philip Glass will act as the show’s artistic director and curator, and so far the lineup includes James Blake, Laurie Anderson, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, and Rahzel. More artists have yet to be announced; past lineups have included the likes of Patti Smith, The Flaming Lips, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Lou Reed, and Sigur Rós.

The show will take place on Monday, February 13 at Carnegie Hall in New York City, and tickets are available through Carnegie Charge (212-247-7800) as well as at the Carnegie Hall Box Office. Tibet House is also offering special benefit package tickets, which include prime seats as well as admission to a post-show dinner party. Unfortunately, I have a feeling that you’ll probably have to leave your Gyarados at home.

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